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Apr 12, 2013

Last two races of Derby Championship Series

By: SPORTS NETWORK


Louisville, KY (Sports Network) - Saturday's Blue Grass Stakes and Arkansas Derby will mark the end of the Second Leg of the Kentucky Derby Championship Series.

Each 1 1/8-mile stakes offers 100 points for first, 40 for second, 20 for third and 10 for fourth as part of the "Road to the Kentucky Derby" points system.

Several horses already in the Kentucky Derby Top 20 are entered on Saturday in an attempt to solidify their positions in the starting field on May 4.

"I think both horses have a legitimate chance to win the Blue Grass," said Norman Casse, assistant trainer for Uncaptured and Dynamic Sky, "which is pretty exciting. Hopefully both of them can hit the board and we'll have a chance to have two horses in the Kentucky Derby."

After Saturday's races there will be two more opportunities to acquire points. Next week will be the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland and one week before the Run for the Roses will be the Derby Trial at Churchill Downs. As Wild Card races, points will be awarded to the top 4 finishers in the Lexington and Derby Trial on a 20-8-4-2 scale.

ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY TOP 20

Orb 150, Verrazano 150, Goldencents 129, Revolutionary 110, Lines of Battle 100, Vyjack 70, Will Take Charge 60, Itsmyluckyday 50, Govenor Charlie 50, Black Onyx 50, Normandy Invasion 44, Mylute 42, Oxbow 36, Uncaptured 30, Super Ninety Nine 30, Java's War 22, Merit Man 20, Den's Legacy 20, Falling Sky 20, Departing 20, Code West 20, West Hills Giant 20, Tiz a Minister 20.



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